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Old 01-15-2021, 08:40 AM   #21
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For a load range E all terrain I try to push the goodyear wrangler duratracs. It's a bit more aggressive then most all terrains but they wear nice on the highway and seem to be an all around good tire if you're truly in all different types of terrain. If your mostly highway with the occasional off road the firestone transforce AT isn't a bad tire, and we install a lot of those on service trucks.

Both of those options will keep your 75 mph speed limit, as will most AT tires in a 16 inch rim. You'll definitely hear the road noise from them though.

I'll also recommend a locker, or clutch type differential if you find yourself getting stuck frequently. They can be expensive buying new, so you might want to take a look in a junkyard first to see if there are any deals.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:36 AM   #22
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I'm not sure if you plan on replacing all 6, or just the rear tires, but if you put the duratracs, or any open shoulder tire on the steer axle, be prepared to rotate them every oil change. Or the tire edge will cup and your tire howl will be even louder.

That wear is only on steer axles though, if you're replacing the drives only, no need to worry about it.

That cupping/frequent rotation is why I normally put the transforce AT on service trucks, because it's one of the few "all-terrains" that doesn't have an open shoulder. So it doesn't require rotations as often.
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:33 PM   #23
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Well, should I just put ATs on the rear and put HTs on the front?

Extra road noise and reduced fuel economy make me hesitant.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:52 PM   #24
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We've done that before. Especially on 2wd vehicles because the front tires don't need the additional traction of an all terrain tire. The issue with that though is you lose all ability to rotate tires, so you might go through steer tires quicker then drives or vice versa.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:46 PM   #25
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I do the same for trucks, steer tires for the front and grip/ all terrain in the rear. My bus I do have all position tires all around.
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